Harvard announced on Wednesday that it would open a campus office for the Army R.O.T.C. later this year, a move the Army believes will lead to greater participation in the program by Harvard undergraduates. The agreement is the latest by several prominent universities to welcome the Reserve Officers Training Corps back on campus four decades after they banned it because of the Vietnam War. Those bans continued into recent years on the grounds that the military discriminated against gay and lesbian troops by barring them from serving openly.
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